Marathon achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Marathon

Come back each day of an entire month and complete at least one Daily Challenge.

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How to unlock the Marathon achievement

  • HKDK Bay BayHKDK Bay Bay256,903
    31 Dec 2015 16 Nov 2015
    38 4 7
    This achievement has changed as of 11/2015. You have to log in once a day and do a daily challenge for it to work. You no longer can get this achievement by trying to do this on certain days of the month.

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    LuentrixShadow im confused of your method, do i have to delete data or something
    Posted by Luentrix on 06 Jun 17 at 05:49
    PineConeKillerI got a 30/31 for January. Be careful if traveling, I was between countries with a 17 hour time difference and at some point one day didn’t count.
    Posted by PineConeKiller on 01 Feb 18 at 14:12
    psportalI can confirm that after an entire month of challenges, this achievement did not pop since I didn't not do them daily.
    Posted by psportal on 02 Mar 19 at 12:13
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  • Blair2100Blair2100336,766
    01 Aug 2015 01 Aug 2015 01 Aug 2015
    29 11 28
    Initially it seems by looking at the description that you have to come back every day of the month, but this is simply not true.

    With this new windows 10 version, there is a calendar that you can click on to select the challenges for each day, if you do one for each day you will get the achievement.

    I installed Windows 10 on my computer on July 30th, I had not played the Windows 8 version since there were only 3 achievements. Some of the achievements for the Windows 10 version popped from my Windows 8 cloud save, this was not one of them.

    I played the challenge for the 30th on the 30th, then on the 31st i did the 31st and 1st-29th. Took a couple of hours, but I wanted to see if it would work and it did.

    I also got the bronze badge for the month doing it this way.

    So if you miss a day all is not lost, you can go back and get the day you missed, just make sure to do the last day on the last day of the month, as the calendar is only monthly, not yearly.
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    kabobleswhoop nevermind, it finally popped, try doin a challenge from the day before
    Posted by kabobles on 31 May 16 at 08:01
    Claude SpunktonAs of 05-Sep-2016 I Can confirm that changing the computers date and running through each day works like a charm. I played May 2016 in about two hours and as soon as I completed the 31st the achievement popped. It was dated 5th September too so result.
    Posted by Claude Spunkton on 05 Sep 16 at 11:30
    Lord BaneJi completed all challenges and its at 0 out of 31 (as of Dec 2016); Although I got the achievement for Gimme 5 on the last day.

    I'm playing on iOS.
    Posted by Lord BaneJ on 01 Jan 17 at 22:35
  • MaxMar5MaxMar5236,330
    30 Nov 2016 01 Nov 2016 01 Nov 2016
    15 0 2
    Since the last update, this achievement has become more difficult because of the dedication required to get it, as the description suggests.

    Here's what to do if you choose the legit, but longer way :

    - You have to do this in the Daily Challenge section of the game (with the calendar on it), not the Star Club ;

    - There is a counter, in the Prizes and Achievements section, that tracks your progression for this achievement. Be sure to check every day that your progress has been saved successfully. The counter is month dependent, so if the month has 31 days, it requires you complete 31 daily challenges. So obviously the shortest month to start this achievement is February.

    - You must start this on a month that you will have access to your PC and Internet every day, because you need to be online to do the Daily Challenge. Also, it must be done in the same month and cannot overlap another one even if the achievement counter seems to record your progress ;

    - Every day, you have five (5) challenges to complete, one for each type of solitaire card game (Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, TriPeaks. The difficulty ranges from easy to expert among the different type of game. But there is at least one (1) easy challenge in the lot ;

    - You have to win at least one (1) challenge per day between midnight and 11h59 PM, local time, that specific day of the month, starting the 1st of the month. I suggest you go for the easy ones to save you time, because it takes about five (5) minutes per challenge to do them. Also, I personnaly prefer the Pyramid and the TriPeaks challenges because it is easier to recover from a bad move. If you have trouble resolving a challenge, you can always find the solution on YouTube (by typing "Microsoft Solitaire" + date + type of card game).

    - Then, you must come back every day, continuously, to complete a challenge. You cannot miss a day and, as I said before, you cannot overlap two months, because in both cases the counter resets. To resume you must start on the 1st and finish on the last day of the month (28th, 29th, 30th or 31st) by winning a daily challenge every day in a row.

    - If you done this correctly, you will get these achievements along the way :

    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Came To PlayThe Came To Play achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 13 pointsPlay your first Daily Challenge.


    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Came To WinThe Came To Win achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 13 pointsWin your first Daily Challenge.


    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Gimme 5!The Gimme 5! achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 45 pointsPlay the Daily Challenge 5 days in a row.


    Please, feel free to leave your comments or corrections (even grammar ones) below so I can improve my solution. Thank you.
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    flipmodeXXIIICurrently sitting on 35 "days completed" and still no achievement... facepalm
    Posted by flipmodeXXIII on 04 Jan 17 at 02:06
    MaxMar5Is the Marathon achievement counter, in the Prizes and Achievements section, showing 35/31? If this is the case, it is a synchronization problem.

    In general, you can resolve this by :
    - Connecting on another device to synchronize your progression ;
    - Doing another challenge or card game session when you are connected to Xbox Live and have an active internet connection ;
    - Going on the Xbox.com website to track your achievements for this game.

    Hope it can help you
    Posted by MaxMar5 on 06 Jan 17 at 14:47
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